PACE Resource Pack

pace-poster-copyThe PACE Pack

The PACE resources are designed for anyone involved in raising awareness about environmental issues and developing practical ways to address environmental problems. They were created for SubSaharan Africa, but have been consulted by people all over the world who face issues like conflict with wild animals, pressure on forest resources and challenges to food and water security.

Hundreds of hours of research and consultation with environment and development organisations went into preparing the pack. We looked for African communities and projects who had found ingenious and affordable ways to solve local environmental problems. Their ideas are shared and explained in a series of short films, a beautifully illustrated book, and a series of technical action sheets. The resources were produced in partnership with Tusk, with funding from the Vodafone Foundation.
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Africa Our Home

The full colour 200-page book found inside a PACE pack was illustrated by Tanzanian artist Godfrey Semwaiko, and is designed to make an impression.

With poster-style pages on how to keep water clean, cook with less firewood, reduce soil erosion, grow more food and protect it from wild animals, Africa Our Home is now in its third edition, and has also been reprinted by a Nigerian publisher.

Download an excerpt (pdf, opens in new window).elephants illustration

…it has been a pleasure to introduce a stimulus that motivates the students!”
Janice Mercer, VSO Teacher, Ggaba Primary Teachers College, Uganda

“The resources are first class, the best I have ever come across in 9 years of teaching/researching environmental and wildlife conservation for Zambian pupils.”
Chimpembele Foundation, Zambia

“…I am more than impressed with the quality and content. Frankly I have never seen anything come even close. This could have a huge impact…”
Graeme Patterson, Assistant Director, WCS Africa Program

“The AFRICA OUR HOME book…is like a BIBLE to our outdoor/hands-on Environmental Education program” Jonas Kunda, Green Initiative Zambia

One of the ideas shared through the PACE pack is the traditional thorny boma hedge, used to protect livestock from predators such as cheetah. This picture is from Lewa, Kenya,

One of the ideas shared through the PACE pack is the traditional thorny boma hedge, used to protect livestock from predators such as cheetah. This picture is from Lewa, Kenya

How to get a PACE pack?

Download book excerpts and Action Sheets and watch the films at www.paceproject.net

E-mail pace@siren.org.uk to request a pack

Digital education providers and publishers can also apply to reproduce the materials for use in Africa

Outside Africa?

Children in the UK and US also enjoy Africa Our Home. We can provide copies to family and school libraries in return for a donation. Email pace@siren.org.uk

Teachers can download a PACE leaflet for primary schools (pdf, opens in new window), access the PACE Virtual Explorer for secondary geography and science, and find out about PACE as a resource for International Schools Partnerships here.

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Image credits: Godfrey Semwaiko; Sarah Watson